This year, Spi Ouest-France – Banque Populaire Grand Ouest welcomed four New Zealand sailors aboard an easy-to-fly (ETF 26) boat, a 26-foot-high birdhouse. Sizes in their middle: Lev Mackay, Skipper live ocean racingremarkably part of the New Zealand crew at the SailGP (Flying Boat F50 World Circuit).
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How did she discover the New Zealand ETF 26, imagined on the other side of the world from her home country by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Deck?
Thanks to Jason Saunders, Says , A New Zealand sailor sails the SailGP with the Swiss crew. I immediately commented with this new support:
loved it. And I really wanted to share more (in the project). An ETF 26 is ideal for learning to sail a flying boat, according to it:
It is a good way to control this type of boat. It’s a very fun way.
“I really want to go back to Spy next year”
The way to navigate the ETF 26 and F50 is exactly the same. The number of boats in both circles is also the same. It is really a good browsing experience.
Live Ocean Racing participated in the 44th edition of Spi Ouest-France in Quiberon Bay. © DAVID ADEMAS / WEST-FRANCE
The Spi Ouest-France Experience, which kicks off the ETF season 26, is very attractive to Lev Mackay:
I love the atmosphere here, it’s great to see so many people enjoying sailing in France. I’ve never experienced anything like this. I really want to go back next year.
The 100% New Zealand and all-female crew, completed by Joe Allet, Molly Meek, Alex Maloney and Erica Dawson, launched the boat in France at the start of last week. The sailors plan to compete in the other four stages of the ETF 26 circuit, in France (La Trinité-sur-Mer, Carnac, Quiberon and La Rochelle) and in Italy (Lake Garda).
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